Young, Old Join Parade
for Israel's Anniversary
Under grey skies that kept same took part: Women's Bicur Shrodeck, president of the Zionist
threatening rain but charitably Cholem, Children's. Asthma Re- Council of Detroit, brought the
held it back, a crowd estimated at search Institute and Hospital greetings of the state of Israel,
800 to 1,000 persons celebrated (CARIB), Primrose Benevolent "the only lend of democracy and
Israel's 22nd year of statehood Club, the League of Jewish Wom- freedom in the Middle East."
with a parade and program that en's Organizations.
"United as never before" and
marked a first for the Jewish com-
Others were Glennwood Chapter fully aware of Soviet intentions,
munity of metropolitan Detroit.
of Women's American ORT, the Israel is determined that she
In the 45 minutes it took for Goodfellowship Club and Louis "will never be a second Czecho-
almost 100 cars, a bus, a truck, Marshall, George Gershwin and slovakia," said Lador. "We will
continue to fullfill our destiny as
bicycles and marchers to travel Einstein lodges of Bnai Brith. And
from Church St. and 10 Mile Rd. there were countless "indepen- we have done for 3,000 years."
Reiterating Israel's insistance on
to the Oak Park Municipal Park, dents" who wanted to add their
a monstrous traffic jam formed on support— and their cars —to the direct talks with her Arab neigh-
10 Mile and was felt all the way parade, termed by one onlooker bors, Lador said that no one but
over to Coolidge and Nine Mile. as the biggest he'd ever seen in Israel can decide what is best for
her. "A sovereign people decides
Spectators were scattered along Oak Park.
Most of the posters proclaimed for itself what is good for it." He
the parade route.
called recognition "the key to true
-- The program itself, at which
Ehud Lador, Israel consul for "Am Yisrael Hai" — the People peace."
Adding that Israel expects Presi-
cultural affairs in the Midwest,
was guest-speaker, drew additional of Cong. Bnai David pronounced a dent Nixon "to reconsider and send
to Israel," Lador said the
numbers as families came and
Jewish state is "determined not to
went throughout the afternoon, gram got under way in the park.
in its struggle for peace."
joining in the singing and dancing
or scattering throughout the park
Four Oak Park policemen, who
'I I ti". WHITE !ICH S
were assigned to accompany the
parade, expressed some concern
; I 0
at its size,- but all went off like
clockwork. Mayor Joseph Forbes,
in welcoming the crowd on be-
April 28, 1970
half of his city, invited them
back next year. "We hope this
type of celebration will con-
tinue for years in the city of Oak
Dear Mr. President:
Park," he said.
The show belonged to the teen-
On the occasion of the twenty-second anniversary
agers. Although the Jewish Com-
munity Council coordinated the
of Israel's independence, the people of the United
event, it credited Et-Gar and other
States share your satisfaction in your country's
cooperating youth groups for the
success of the celebration.
Laurel Brainin, Et-Gar chair-
man, hailed this as "the first time
Israel's courage and progress continue to have my
youth and adults have worked to-
respect, and its achievements have been impressive.
gether in this fashion . . . At a
time when the college administra-
It is my hope that the coming year will be crowned
tors haven't listened to us, and the
with the peace we all seek and desire.
United States government hasn't
listened to us, the adult Jewish
community did listen to us," she
It is a pleasure on this occasion to send you my
said. "We can work together so
congratulations and sincere best wishes.
that Israel may live." She prom-
ised that "Et-Gar is going to do
it again next year."
The organizers admitted that for
a first-time event, not all went
smoothly. They bad to move up the
progra m to accommodate the
gathering park crowd. More cars
came for the parade than were
expected, so many went undeco-
rated. As one driver put it, "All
I know is, my son came home
from Sunday school and said,
'There's going to be a parade,' and His Excellency
I'm in it."
But most bore flowers and President of Israel
signs, cardboard birthday cakes
and Israeli flags. The Detroit
Chapter of the Technion Society
was represented with a sharp
Mustang fastback, while Et-Gar's
blue truck brought back memories
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The The La Plata bomb blast was
of vintage Hagana vehicles.
Led by the Jewish War Veterans Je•(sn center in La Plata was denounced at the third plenary
calling out the army litany, mem severely damaged by a bomb session of the Latin American
bers of Shaarit Haplaytah were explosion Sunday night. Two Jewish Congress. The delegates
out in force, walking and riding. women of the maintenance staff also referred to the murder of an
Branch 11 of Peale Zion brought a were injured.
Israel Embassy employe in
four-car fleet, and a Jewish Cen-
The DAIA, central representa- Asuncion, Paraguay by Arab ter-
ter bus lumbered along, bearing a tive body of Argentine Jewry, rorists and called for more action
number of senior adults.
telegraphed Interior Minister to fight anti-Semitism, terrorism
Norman Cottler, with Mrs. Francisco A. Imaz demanding pro- and Arab propaganda in Latin
Cottler at his side, represented tection against the recent wave America.
another era of Israel's history
of vandalism aimed at the Jewish
The session discussed plans to
as he drove down Church St.
strengthen Jewish youth activities.
Collier is one of the few remain-
It adopted a resolution urging the
ing Detroiters who fought in the
World Jewish Congress' governing
Jewish Legion during World Ner Israel Yeshiva
council to call a world confer-
War I. He declares with some Sets 1st Ordination
ence of Jewish communities in
pride that he was "Ben-Zvi's
TORONTO—The Ner Israel Ye- defense of Soviet Jewry when it
and Ben-Gurion's sergeant for shiva College of Toronto, Canada's meets in Montreal next week.
largest institution of higher Jewish
There were bike riders from studies will celebrate its first ordi-
Akiva Day School, cars fc6m Bil- nation ceremonies 2 p.m. Sunday. 1st of Its Kind—Jewish
let. Beth Moses United Synagogue
These ceremonies mark the suc- Boarding High School
Youth and -Young Israel Teens; cessful culmination, for the can-
NEW YORK (JTA) — Initial
marchers from Bnai Moshe USY. didates, of six years of university plans have been completed for the
The Voice of Israel in Detroit, level preparation in talmudic and nation's first Jewish boarding day
the Israeli students' new radio cognate studies.
high school, scheduled for opening
program, was represented, its
Nine young men will be awarded in Albany in September, 1973, un-
loudspeaker providing Israeli mu- smiha — ordination as rabbis.
der sponsorship of the American
sic for the occasion. And one
Jacob Ruderman, world renown- Habonim Association and the Solo-
youngster's poster gave voice to ed Torah scholar and leader, mon Schechter Day School Associ-
the silent: "A Soviet Jew Wants Senior Rosh Yeshiva and Dean of ation, the day school affiliate of
' Ner Israel Rabbinical College of the United Synagogue of America,
Groups that are not Zionist- , Baltimore will address the assem- the Conservative congregational
oriented but who love Zion just the bly.
Dropsie Sponsors Lectures on Law
PHILADELPHIA — A special
series of lectures on "The Place
of Jewish Law in the Jewish
State" will be delivered at Drop-
sie University by Dr. Jacob Bazak,
distinguished Israeli jurist, who
is coming to Philadelphia to
conduct the series, it was an-
nounced by Dr. Abraham I. Katsh,
president of the post-graduate uni-
Dr. Bazak, who serves as a
judge in the magistrate court of
Jerusalem, is coming here under
the sponsorship of Mr. and Mrs.
David Cohen to present the lec-
tures on Jewish law. His opening
lecture on "Who Is A Jew?" deal-
ing with the religious, legislative
and legal aspects of the contro-
versial issue, will be given on
Dr. Bazak, who is also a profes-
sor of criminal law at Bar-Ilan
University in Israel, will give a
second lecture on "Principles of
Taxation in Jewish Law" and an-
other on "Criminal Responsibility
and Mental Illness."
38—Friday, May 22, 1970
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